Mysore, also known as the City of Palaces, has preserved its quaint charm which entices you to visit it time and again. The city exudes an aura of royal extravaganza which is reflected in its palaces and temples and is a unique blend of old world charm, with its well-laid out gardens, fine architecture and a salubrious climate. Famous for its produce of silk saris, rosewood, teakwood and sandalwood products, it is also home to some exquisite handicrafts and incense sticks.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Bangalore & Proceed To Mysore (150 Kms/approx 3.5 Hrs)
Welcome at Bangalore airport/railway station & proceed to Mysore, the city of palaces. The city was earlier the capital of the Wodeyar rulers. The Wodeyar rulers were great patrons of art and culture, which you can see in the rich heritage of the city. The city is also known for sandalwood products and the Dasara festival (Navaratri) held every year.
Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Later proceed to visit the Mysore Palace, an excellent combination of Dravidian, Indo-Saracenic, Oriental and Roman styles of architecture. The Maharaja's Palace is a beautiful three storied stone building of fine gray granite and rich pink marble domes, overlooking this structure is a five-storied 145 foot tower whose domes are gilded in gold. There are twelve temples inside the Palace complex dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries and have varying architectural styles. The Palace is set in a carefully laid out gardens.
Mysuru Zoo was started by chamaraja Wodeyar X initially as a private Zoo. The Zoo has about 1500 animals, ranging from the opossum to orangutan. This Zoo houses a wide range of animals. Mysuru Zoo was the first in the country to obtain gorilla and penguin’s.
Evening proceed to visit the Brindavan Garden. The Brindavan Gardens are located just a level below the KRS dam, often described as the best example of illuminated terrace gardens in the country. The overall design here displays an orientation of Mughal patterns-with garden paths and a shimmering necklace of fountains. Adding a touch of sanctity to the place is a beautiful sculpture of Goddess Cauvery at the foot of the dam.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Mysore To Bandipur
Arrival at Bangalore & proceed to Bandipur which is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the better-managed national parks of India. Covering 880 sq km, it was once the Mysore maharajas’ private wildlife reserve, and is now a protected zone for over 100 species of mammals, including tiger, elephant, leopard, gaur (Indian bison), chital (spotted deer), sambar, sloth bear, dhole (wild dog), mongoose and langur. It’s also home to an impressive 350 species of bird.
Upon arrival check in at Hotel.
Later proceed for Wildlife safari or elephant ride on own.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Travel from Mysore to Bandipur National Park
Day 3: Bandipur - Ooty
After breakfast checkout and proceed to Ooty, on arrival check in to hotel. After lunch Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Travel from Bandipur National Park to Ooty
Day 4: Ooty - Coonoor Day Excursion
After breakfast Proceed to Coonoor. Coonoor Sight seeing (Sim’s Park, lam’s Rock, Dolphin Nose, Tea factory and Tea Gardens) and Doddabetta. Overnight stay at Ooty.
Day 5: Ooty To Kodaikanal (260 Kms/approx 6.5 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from hotel & proceed to Kodaikanal. One of the very popular and most sought after Honeymoon and holiday destination in South India. This hill station stands 7200 feet above sea level. The cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings will mesmerize any visitor throughout the year.
Upon arrival check in hotel & evening free for leisure on own.
Travel from Ooty to Kodaikanal
Day 6: Kodaikanal Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for half day local tour of Kodaikanal covering: Bryant Park, Cookers Walk, Pillar Rock and Suicide point. Evening visit Kodai Lake, the man-made star shaped lake, which spreads out over sixty acres. Evening return back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Departure From Kodaikanal
After breakfast checkout and proceed to Bangalore / Coimbatore to board your train or flight.